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Elizabeth McGuinness killed by car in Motherwell

Crash scene
Image caption The crash happened near the train station in Motherwell town centre

Police have released the name of a woman who was killed by a car which mounted a kerb in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, on Monday.

Elizabeth McGuinness, 63, from the town's Glen Tower, died at the scene in Muir Street at about 1040 BST.

Her 64-year-old friend, who was also injured, is in a serious condition in Wishaw General Hospital.

The male driver of the Vauxhall Insignia car was released after treatment at the same hospital.

Sgt Scott Sutherland, from Strathclyde Police, said: "It would appear that the driver of the car took unwell at the wheel and for some reason, drove the wrong way into a one-way street.

"He then collided with a couple of parked cars before mounting the pavement and hitting the two ladies.

"This area of the town was very busy and from CCTV we know that a number of people were in Muir Street when the collision happened and ran to the aid of those involved.

"I would ask anyone who witnesses the crash or who has any information that will help us with our inquiries to contact Motherwell police office."

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